Call to the GP to get the latest blood results.
Receptionist – “Yep, they are here. Cor – there are a lot of them! Well, your Vit D results are fine, it all looks fine, and your TSH results are 1.8, which is better than last time at 0.8, so you are on the right track. T4 is fine and they have even done your T3 which is in range, so no need for any follow up.”
I collected the print out.
Vit D result, not tested – vitamin D monitoring is not indicated in patients receiving Vitamin D therapy. What? How do you know it is working or not?
T4 not tested. They did do T3, which is 4.1 (3.10-6.80). I did not argue with the receptionist on the TSH as it is not worth it, but 1.8 is too high for me. For some reason they had also done Thyroid peroxidase antibody test which showed 265.7 (<34). I had not had this test done since I was first diagnosed 5 years ago. I had gone to the GP because I am more than exhausted. You know the feeling – your batteries are not only flat, they have fallen out and rusted up!
I think this shows I am under medicated, and have made another appointment (6 week wait!). Apart from anything else, it shows the importance of getting a print out of the results.
So – a couple of questions - has anyone else had this problem with Vit D testing? Do you think I am under medicated?